Celebs and Supermodels Are Making This Stale Fashion Staple Cool Again
Slacks, also called trousers, and sometimes even good 'ol work pants — because people typically wore them to the office (remember that?) — are turning into one of spring and summer's hottest fashion staples. A slew of celebs, supermodels, and even royalty has been ditching their trusty jeans for the dressier staple. So much so, we might even suggest a slack shortage is on the horizon, so get a pair or two while you can.
The thing with slacks, which were once considered a rather stale and stuffy workwear piece, is that they're pretty comfortable. You can get them in an array of silhouettes, but most are characterized by a wide-leg cut that allows ample room for movement and air circulation (why they're a brilliant pick for the hot summer months). Bella Hadid has been playing with oversized silhouettes for a while now, and while you don't have to go quite as roomy, it's proof the pants truly come in all levels of, well, billowy.
Slacks can look incredibly refined; it all depends on the cut and material, as well as how you style them, of course. Naomi Watts went a more dressy route with her black satin slacks and tucked-in blouse moment, which she paired with sleek black heels. Hadid, on the other hand, usually goes more street style cool with her trousers, just like she did in this head-to-toe Burberry look she teamed with sneakers and pink sunnies.
Anna October Wide-Leg Trousers
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River Island Side Slit Flare-Leg Pants
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Kendall Jenner is one more supermodel who's favored the billowy bottoms for a while, recently opting for a bright-green pair with a cropped tank top and a Y2K staple: platform flip-flops. Meanwhile, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, another slack fanatic, proved with a single snap that sneakers might just be the coolest footwear to wear with trousers. The sporty shoe adds a nonchalant touch, balancing out the more formal feel of the bottoms.
Vince Pleat-Front Pull-On Pant
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Hudson Jeans High-Waist Drawstring Wide-Leg Trouser Jeans
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Everlane the Way-High Drape Pant
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Spanx the Perfect Pant
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Leset Sienna High-Rise Wide-Leg Trousers
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Madewell Harlow Wide-Leg Pants
Shop now: $118; madewell.com
Open Edit Linen Blend Trousers
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St. John High-Rise Flare-Leg Trousers
Shop now: $300 (Originally $895); saksoff5th.com
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